Sunday 28 June 2020

A Sprinkling of Fairy Dust


Hi Lovelies..

Something a little different from me today - I've used a fairy silhouette stamp that a lovely friend bought for me a while ago now, and she's been patiently waiting her turn to be inked and stamped on a card.

I did some Distress Oxide blending onto cardstock to create a panel, splattering it with water and lifting some colour with a piece of kitchen towel.  That's the scariest bit - as really, we have little control of where the splats go!

Then I stamped the fairy with black Versafine Ink, along with some foliage to create a frame.  I mounted the panel onto some gold mirri card, then onto my card base.  I added a small sentiment heat embossing with gold onto some black cardstock, again matted with gold mirri...  then finished with some glitter on her wings and in the fairy dust that she's sprinkling.

Card Info:
Image - Lavinia Stamps Fairy Dust
Foliage - Inkylicious
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, 
Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey

Hope you like my make today and that you'll say hello in the comments..

Big hugs

Friday 26 June 2020

Peace, Man...

Hi Lovelies...

Yes, it's another Bellarific Friday and I'm here again to share Bellarific goodies... this time from the new release.

This is Oddball Hippie.. and I do LOVE her!  I was a hippie in my late teens, complete with head band, necklace - ooh and the short skirt too (which wasn't really hippie regalia!)

After colouring and fussy cutting,  I adhered her to a panel that I'd stencilled with Distress Oxides... keeping it clean and simple.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
Stencil - MFT Trio of Rectangles
Colouring - Copics and Pencils
Hair - E40/41/43/44
Skin - E000/01/11/04
Everything else was coloured 
using Prismacolour Pencils

I added a few sequins and then adhered the panel to some dark pink cardstock, before adhering all to my card base.  Hope you like what I did!

Don't forget to join in the fun at the Stamping Bella blog where you can find more inspiration, and also pop over to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.


Sunday 21 June 2020

Peony Perfection


Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with this fabulous new stamp from My Favourite Things.... this is called Peony Perfection.  Amongst others, I have a beautiful pale pink peony in my garden, and I was inspired by that to create this card.  I didn't make it quite as blu-ey pink, but I'm happy with how it turned out. 

I stamped and embossed with gold, before colouring with Copics.

I took an extra photo to help see the gold.  I did a bit of gold splattering too (terrifying!)..  then added a few gems for more sparkle.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Peony Perfection
Sentiment - The Stamp Market
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV000/52/63/55
Greens - G12/43
Blues - B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today...  

Big hugs

Friday 19 June 2020

Edna to the Rescue!

Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

We have another Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella, and as our Stamp of the Month is an Edna, we are highlighting other Edna's in the series today.  I chose to use Edna to the Rescue - one of my favourites!

I kept the card relatively simple... not doing any fussy cutting this time.  I shaded around the image to make her pop off the page though - I do like the effect.

Card Info:
Paper - old LOTV pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00//01/11/04 R20
Hair - YR04/08 E08/18
Uniform - BG32/34/13/15
Wings - BG10/V01
Reds - R24/27/46
Elastoplast - R00/01
Shading on White - N0/1/2
Shading - W0/1/3

Hope you like my make today and that you'll remember to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration using sassy Edna..  and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your makes and chat all things Bella related!

Big hugs

Saturday 13 June 2020

More Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks!

Hi There..

This post is going to be picture heavy - so I hope you've settled with a cuppa to get through all the wonderful new images from Stamping Bella that'll be available on Monday 15 June.

Firstly, We have There There Tiny Townie..  a perfect image to use for an encouragement card..  which is what I've done.

I first created a stencilled background with Distress Oxides and a Circle Stencil, splattering the circle..  then coloured and fussy cut the image.  I stamped the sentiment over the circle and adhered the girls with foam pads to give depth.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44, YR04/08 E08 18
Clothes - RV52/63/55, BG10/11/45
Envelope C0/1
Shading N0/1/3

Now we're onto some seriously fabulous Gnomes!

The first gnomes have been 'on the ale' - they're sitting quite happily in a bit of a stupor!

Again, I coloured and fussy cut the image, creating a background with Distress Ink and a scrap of paper - and finishing with the sentiment that's included. 

Card Info:
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Hats - R24/27/46, YG23/25/17
Beards - N0/1/3
Shoes - C5/7
Beer Jug and Beer - E30/31/33/34

Next we have a little Gnome in a Tree - again, colouring and fussy cutting before adhering onto a background created with a puffy cloud edge, and some spring like paper. 

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Colouring - Copics
Gnome - R24/27/46 YG17/23 N0/1
Tree - E21/23/25/57
Leaves and ground - YG23/25/17
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Next we have one that really makes me smile...   I stencilled a cloud background onto my card panel - then added a scrap of paper for the ground.  I coloured and fussy cut again, before adding the accompanying sentiment...   

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stencil - MFT Small Clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Colouring - Copics
Gnome - R24/27/46 E57 T0/1/3 YG17 C7/9
Bird - E21/23/55/57

And last, but by no means least... we have The Gnome and The Squirrel!  Again I coloured and fussy cut, having created a cloudy background on my card panel.  I'd masked off the lower part of the panel to give a space for the sentiment. 

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Gnome - R24/27/46 T0/1/3 YG17/23 
Squirrel - E08/09/18 YR04/23/24
Nuts  E30/31/57

Phew!!!  Told you it was a long one!

Hope you like my makes from the fabulous Stamping Bella new release as much as I've loved creating with them.  It's been a while since the last release because of what's been happening in the world... but I really do think this release makes up for the wait!

Check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more wonderful inspiration from the lovely Babes..  and get your shopping list ready for Monday!

Big hugs

Friday 12 June 2020



Hi There...

Yayyy - it's time for the first sneak peek of the brand new Stamping Bella release - which will be available on Monday!!

For my first card - I've used the wonderful Mochi Yoga Girl - she managing to shut out the world around her while she's at peace.... something we all need in today's world!

Firstly, I created a background using Distress Oxide inks after masking off the edges to give the frame.  Then I splattered with water to lift some of the colour.  I then coloured and fussy cut the image.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Distress Oxides - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/43
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Top - BG10/11/45
Pants - V12/15/09

Hope you like my make - and that you'll head over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire.... you're gonna LOVE this release - I promise you!!

I'll be back tomorrow with more cards...  make sure you say 'gnome' to see! 


Want to Know a Secret??


Hi Lovelies..

OK I'm early today with my Bellarific Friday card, as we have exciting happenings later on...  yes later (3pm UK time), you can get a sneak peek of the FAB-U-LOUS new release which is happening at Stamping Bella on Monday!  Get your shopping lists out, you won't want to miss out!!

But before all the excitement starts, I am sharing my Bellarific Friday make, which uses the lovely Gnomes with a Secret image.  I coloured and fussy cut the image, then using a large embossing ball I gave the back a rub over which gives a curve.. I just feel it adds more dimension.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Gnome on Right - Hat RV91/93/95, Hair - BV23/25/29, Cloak - V12/15, Ribbon V25/22/17
Gnome on left - Hat - V25/22/17, Hair - Y15/17 E33, Cloak - N0/1/3/5, Ribbon - R91/93

Now...  at 3pm UK time (10 am EST) today, you'll be able to get that sneak peek... so watch this space... or go to the Stamping Bella Blog, or on the Sistahood Facebook page!!


Wednesday 10 June 2020

Sketched Flowers Birthday..

Hi Lovely Bloggers

I've made a card today using the fabulous Sketched Flowers from Simon Says Stamp...  it's a stamp I've used a few times now in a number of different ways...  this time, just using the centre of the stamp.

I'm also trying to use colours from outside my comfort zone - oranges and yellows, which I've got to say, stretch me somewhat!

Card Info:
Image - Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Mama Elephant Birthday Word Die
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - YR00/02/04/09, YR21, Y15/17/39, R35/37/39
Leaves - YG23/17
Shading - B0000/000/01
White Gel Pen
Gold Mirri Card

Hope you like my make today - I had fun colouring this image!

Crafty Hugs and Stay Safe...

Sunday 7 June 2020

The First Dance....

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for a new release at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps...  and I got to colour this gorgeous wedding image called 'The First Dance' 

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a background by using a stars stencil and some texture paste, sprinkled liberally with glitter!  I adhered the image with 3D foam pads, before adhering the panel to a card base using fun foam.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stencil - no name
Colouring - Copics
Groom: Hair - C3/5/7
Suit - B23/24/26/28
Bride: Hair E41/42/43
Dress - B60
Bow - RV52/63

Hope you like my make today - and if you pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Group, you can see the other three fabulous images and see inspiration from my lovely DT friends.  

Hope you're all OK and staying safe...

Friday 5 June 2020

Edna Loves the Ocean....


Hi Lovelies...

Happy Bellarific Friday!!  And as it's the first Friday in June, we have a new Stamp of the Month..  this time it's Edna Loves The Ocean - and you can get the stamp set including the sentiment for 50% discount off the usual price.  That's HALF price!! 

I stamped, coloured then fussy cut Edna - then used my circle stencils to create the background with Distress Oxides..  trying to give a sunset type of colouring.  I then adhered Edna with foam pads after I'd Glossy Accented her sunspecs and glittered her lovely wings..

Card Info:
Taylored Expressions Circle Stencil
Distress Oxide Inkpads
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 
Hair - E08/18
Swimsuit - RV32/34 YG23/25 C0/1
Wings - B60 V000
Hat E30/31/33/34
Glitter, Glossy Accents, Gems

Hope you like my make today, I think it'll be a while before we're able to get to the ocean so I have to make do with imagining Edna there!

Don't forget to pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog and also the Sistahood Facebook Page for more inspiration and to share all things Bella related.

Hope you have a good and safe weekend..


Monday 1 June 2020

My Little Flower Girl

Hi Lovelies...

We're at the first of the month already and that means there is a new challenge at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page - the theme this time is


Now I think I use layers on most of my cards.. so it wasn't difficult to do.  I chose to use this image as she's one of my favourites - and I've used lovely summery colours to help us all think of better days.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Colouring - Copics
Yellows - Y15/17/18 YR24
Pinks - RV63/55
Greens YG23/17
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43
Shading B0000/000/01
Shadow - W0/1/2/3

Hope you'll pop in to the Facebook page and say hello - then we'd love to see you join in using an All Dressed Up image.